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Industrywatch Continued from page 46 Email the Editor Lipsey Inducted Into Business Hall Of Fame R ichard Lipsey, chairman of Lipsey’s, has been inducted into the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report Hall of Fame. Announcing the honor under the headline “A Good Sport,” Business Report said on its website: “Richard Lipsey has run his companies, philanthropic endeavors and personal life with a tireless work ethic, entrepreneurial zeal and insatiable intellectual curiosity.” At 73, Lipsey has received numerous honors, including the Anti-Defamation League’s Humanitarian Award for leadership after Hurricane Katrina, and the 2011 Golden Deeds Award. Business Report says those who know Lipsey well recognize the high standards of his personal and professional life. “They will also tell you he is a genuine, down-to-earth, no-nonsense guy, who puts his money where his mouth is and gives generously of his time, talent and resources to the countless charities and philanthropies with which he has worked in the Capital Region,” relates Business Report. “Richard is a guy who has done more than any other person I’ve met in Baton Rouge — and I’ve met a lot of great people,” said former LSU baseball coach and athletic director Skip Bertman, who met Lipsey when he moved to Baton Rouge more than 30 years ago. “Many people are willing to give money, but few are willing to work to raise money, and even fewer are willing to do both. Richard does both.” To read the entire story, visit and search “A good sport.” SI DIGITAL Bonus NSSF Offers Grants To Ranges SSF invites public and private shooting facilities to apply for up to $400,000 in grants that can assist in developing strategies to put more target shooters on their firing lines. “We’re looking for unique proposals that motivate people of all ages to go target shooting and, when possible, to introduce newcomers to our sports,” said Melissa Schilling, NSSF’s director of recruitment and retention. Owners and managers of target shooting facilities should review the range grant guidelines and, if they have qualifying programs, apply for assistance. Private shooting ranges must have a public participation option to qualify. Shooting ranges applying for a grant can view case studies of previous grant recipients and learn more about NSSF’s Range Partnership Grant Program at All grant applications must be received by NSSF no later than 5 p.m. EST on June 1, 2012. Colt Captures Facebook Fans n six months, Colt went from a few fans on its Facebook page to 100,000plus (112,496 at this writing). “The response on Facebook has been overwhelming. We really enjoy the daily interaction with our fans, and the things they share on the page show how much admiration there is for the Colt brand,” said David Ridley, vice president of Colt Defense LLC. “We pride ourselves in listening and communicating directly with our customers. Our presence on Facebook has given us another venue to do just that,” said Joyce Rubino, vice president of marketing of Colt’s Manufacturing Co. Colt attracted a massive number of fans by sponsoring three contests, and engaging visitors in conversations about Colt and its firearms. To celebrate reaching the 100,000-fan milestone, the company launched a fourth giveaway. Visit CARS VS. BULLETS : PEN W W W.AM ERIC ANCO PMA GAZI N I n this issue of Shooting Industry, we look at SHOT Show’s Law Enforcement and Tactical sections (page 30), and present 37 new products in our L.E./Tactical Showcase (page 36). The showcase is sponsored by our sister magazine, American COP. “While the L.E. sections of SHOT continue to attract significant numbers of exhibitors and attendees, the reality of the L.E. market could still be heard whispering in the background: ‘Drastically cut agency budgets make it a tough market,’” said Roy Huntington, retired police officer and publisher of American COP. Huntington says companies should focus on the theme “Smarter, Stronger, Wiser — Win.” “We’re seeing the biggest successes generated by companies I L.E. Market Remains Strong, But Thrifty NE.C OM ETRATION TESTIN G OUTSIDE U.S. offering solid value, strong service, products solving real-world problems and can-do attitudes. Take a hard look BULL ETS at what you’re doing — or selling — Voodoo - Hoodoo? SOLID SCIENCE? and make sure you’re on that same page,” Huntington said. LAR-9 American COP will provide you in- OPE ELITE RATOR valuable insight into what officers want KEL-TEC KS G in the way of products. The magazine SHOTGUN is available in an all-digital format. AT SCHOOL OR HOME OFFICE Visit www.americancopmagazine. SI DIGITAL com and click “Digital Editions.” 9 Hot Link ROCK RIVER’S COP_JUNE-JOE-final.ind d 1 $5.95 $9.50 INCREDI BLE WIN A JUNE 2012 XD -s PACKAGE! Gangs? s? FOCUS: STRE STREET ET LEVE LEVEL: L: Split Split Shee Sheets ts CORR CORRECTI ECTIONS: ONS: Chain Chain Gang OFFI OFFICER CER SURV SURV IVAL IVAL:: Grass Grasshopp hoppers ers & & Mach Machine ine Guns Guns CARR CARRY Y OPTI OPTIONS: ONS: Cross Cross draw draw Holst Holsters ers THE UTOYA MASSACRE NORWAY’S 9/11 4/10/12 7:52 AM MAY 2012 45

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